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City of Tampere selects Transtech to supply low-floor LRVs

6 October 2016 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Intelligent Transport

The Finnish city of Tampere has named Transtech Oy, a subsidiary company of Skoda Transportation, as preferred bidder to supply and maintain 15-20 trams for its new tram line project.


City of Turku leads the way towards public transport digitalisation and MaaS in Finland

3 August 2016 | By , , ,

City of Turku is the public transport authority of the Turku region in Finland consisting of six municipalities and, since July 2014, Föli1 has been the brand for regional public transport. There are 285,000 inhabitants in the Föli area and 24.4 million trips were made using Föli buses in 2015.…


The symbiotic ecosystem of smart mobility and smart cities

2 August 2016 | By

The global megatrend of urbanisation has been a major driver for the ‘smart city’ phenomenon, together with the digitalisation that spreads to every corner of our society. In this urbanisation process, 2015 marked an important tipping point. Half of the global population now live in cities with figures rising by…


West Metro – Finland’s biggest infrastructure project

20 June 2016 | By Ville Lehmuskoski, CEO of Helsinki City Transport and Matti Kokkinen, CEO of Länsimetro Oy

The West Metro project is the biggest infrastructure project in Finland, extending Helsinki’s metro network to the city of Espoo. In the project’s first phase, eight new stations will be constructed with a further five built during the second phase. The metro will operate on 21km of underground lines in…